Ever wondered why bouquets and garters get tossed at a wedding? Or why cake is served, well I know why cake is served. Because it’s yummy and you have to give people a reason to brave a gathering of your weird relatives. Apparently weddings back in the day were all about making sure your fortune got bigger or that your fortune got a good start and the currency to make this magic happen? Your dear daughter.
In fact the entire wedding ceremony, superstitions and accessories were brought about to bring about luck for the guests, the bride, the groom, the family and for the coffers. Surprise surprise, it’s not all about you on your wedding day. Mental Floss‘s Jenn Grabenstetter breaks it down for us all.
Website: Mental Floss